Data recovery is the process involved in recovering data from deleted, corrupt, damaged, failed, or inaccessible storage media where the data cannot normally be accessed. We offer a FREE evaluation and Guaranteed pricing which ensures that once we have quoted you a fixed price, there will be no additional charge for the recovery of your data. The fixed price that you will be quoted is determined by several factors including drive specifications, file system, single or multiple drive configuration, logical or physical failure, and the complexity of the recovery.
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For nearly a decade, we have been successfully performing data recovery from both logically and physically failing hard drives, and specialize in data recovery of pc, laptops, servers,s and external hard drives, USB flash drives, and other media. We have structured our data recovery pricing so that we may offer you the lowest rates possible without compromising our quality of service.
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Sometimes data can be deleted due to an incorrect command, whereas, in other instances, a system cleaner can wipe some important directories. Even viruses and numerous other malware types can corrupt or delete your data. Furthermore, data is often overwritten after the re-installation of an operating system, which occurs due to virus infection, corrupt files, a damaged boot loader, and the like. But it is not just deletion of data that leads to data loss, as data can also be lost when your hard drive crashes or your SD Card becomes non-responsive. Below are our thoughts on the subject and what you can do to seek help.
Why Data Loss Occurs
Data loss can occur due to hardware failure, software problems, viruses, power-related problems, flood/water damage, fire/heat/smoke damage, and vandalism, and sabotage. Hard drives are also by design very sensitive devices. They are in some ways akin to needles with records, except that the platters are spinning at a much faster rate. Also, in the case of hard drives, the needle is not touching the plates at all, but if the needle becomes defective due to normal wear and tear, manufacturer defect, or low-quality parts, the drive can fail. If something happens to any of the mechanics inside the drive, data loss can occur.
Don’t Try This at home!
Data Recovery is quite a tricky and laborious process that is often not possible without the knowledge of expert data recovery techniques. If you become a victim of data loss due to hard drive failure, a virus, or any other disaster, do not try to operate your computer. In cases such as head crashes, this will only worsen the problem. Beware of using disk utilities as they can be destructive to your data in all but the hands of the most capable and experienced professionals. Many “technicians” do not have data recovery training and can ruin the chances for a successful recovery.
The Internet Is Full of Scams
So many websites and companies now claim to offer flat-rate, incredibly low-priced data recovery. They do not have any online reputation or if they do, they know that people will not take the time to research the company before giving them their project. The internet abounds with statements like ‘We Can Get Your Data back…Guaranteed!’ however they are untrue: it is impossible to guarantee full recovery (100% success rate). Some circumstances make it impossible for anyone to recover data regardless of the situation. Further, we can’t tell you how many times we’ve heard from customers who shipped their drives to a small repair shop because the company told them “we’re in IT, we understand how this works” or “we’ve built computers for 30 years, we get it.” No matter how much computer experience an individual or company claims to have, the hard drive itself and the recovery of the sectors that hold data is another animal entirely.
Types of Recovery
Many different types of data recovery are possible. Media types we support and have encountered include IDE, SCSI, and SATA interface hard drives (PC, MAC, Server, and Notebook). Microsoft operating systems supported for data recovery include Windows 7, Vista, 8, 10 Apple operating systems include Mac Os, OsX, and iOS (all flavors), Mac, Linux, Novell, Dos, NTFS, FAT32, FAT, HFS+, HFS, Ext3, Ext2, UFS2, UFS1, etc.
Linux systems include Android, Ubuntu, RedHat, Fedora, Debian, and others. In addition to the above, we also support, virtual disks, including VMDK, VDI, and others.
Drives and Partitions
Lost or deleted partitions, firmware corruption or fully formatted drives, and other disk problems.
Deleted Files Recovery
Accidentally lost or deleted files, including ‘system restore’ factory default actions that overwrite your data.
Lost Photo Recovery
Missing, corrupt or non-readable pictures, JPG, RAW, TIFF, and other image formats from your digital camera.
USB Thumb Drives
Broken flash drives due to bending of the connectors, being stepped on, dropped, or other physical damage.
Deleted E-Mail (Mail BOX)
Microsoft Outlook PST recovery or Mozilla Thunderbird deleted emails and damaged mailboxes.
Data Restoration from Portable Devices
It is also possible to obtain data from all kinds of devices, not just laptops, desktops, and servers. For example, we lost data that can be retrieved from devices such as Android operating systems, iPad tablets, iPhone s, and other smartphones, and MP3 players such as the iPod. In our case, we have not only successfully recovered these devices, but also e-Readers and tablet media devices such as the Kindle Fire.
How Our Process Works
Drop off or mail your media to our facility (you can also bring in your computer with the hard drive installed). If mailing in (or if you want to save yourself another trip to our shop), please also include a drive for us to recover the data. We also have drives available for purchase. We will perform a thorough and complete hard drive diagnosis on our data recovery station using a dedicated technician. You will be contacted by your technician with the price of recovery. If you decide not to have recovery work performed, no problem! Just pick up your failed media or we’ll return ship it to you. There is no charge for diagnosis (unless we perform a detailed software evaluation and you decline a recovery). Priority and emergency services are available.
We have developed a multi-level approach for our hard drive data recovery process. The first of which is a logical approach. This generally deals with accidental deletion of files, a reformatted drive, damaged or corrupt file tables, missing partitions, the infamous “blue screen”, continuous rebooting, inaccessible hard drive resulting in the operating system requesting that you reformat now, etc. The other is our physical approach. Physical hard drive recovery is a more invasive procedure that usually involves a disk drive that may be either clicking, grinding, screeching, not spinning, not recognized by the bios, etc.
Our specialty in both desktop and laptop hard drive recovery is not limited to but includes the following hard drive types and brands; IDE, SATA (Serial ATA), SCSI, USB, Firewire, ZIF, eSATA, Network Hard Drive, SSD (Solid State), Toshiba, Hitachi, IBM, Fujitsu, Seagate, Quantum, Western Digital, Samsung, Maxtor. Typical pc desktop computer systems, laptop computers, servers, and external hard drive brands that may contain the listed hard drive brand names are not limited to but may include; Dell, Lenovo, Thinkpad, HP, Hewlett Packard, Sony, Asus, Acer, ASUS, Fujitsu, Panasonic, Apricorn, Mac, Apple, etc.
Most of the data recoveries that we perform fall into this category. You will be given a more accurate estimate once we complete our evaluation. We use methods that save us time and thus save you money, but in many cases, recovery work is time-consuming and requires many man-hours of labor. If we deem that some or all of the data can be recovered, we will contact you to inform you of the estimated recovery success rate and costs. You will work with your technician throughout the diagnosis and recovery process to ensure you get back the data you need.
Clean Room Recovery
Any physically failed hard drive must be recovered in a cleanroom to prevent any contaminants from coming in contact with the platter surfaces inside the drive where the data is stored. Without the cleanroom, dust particles and other airborne debris would adhere to the platter surfaces in the drive. If a drive is run with such contaminants, it would permanently destroy the sector locations where that data is saved, thus rendering it unrecoverable entirely.
Clean Room Pricing
Cleanroom recovery starts at $1000 and can be much higher. The cleanroom environments themselves are incredibly costly and require continuous maintenance, upkeep, and regular certifications. But, even more than that, the recovery process itself is an extremely delicate science. Hard drives are highly sensitive and finicky devices. The tools, techniques, knowledge, equipment, and experience required to recover data from a physically failed hard drive are where the costs truly come in. These are some of the reasons why recovery is as expensive as it is.
Laptop Data Recovery, Notebook Data Recovery, Tablet PC Data Recovery
Laptop computers generally come standard with one or more 2.5″ IDE or SATA hard drives. Some may contain a 1.8″ hard drive or smaller, depending on the system. A laptop hard drive is very similar to a hard drive found in a desktop computer, only smaller. Laptop hard drives are usually exposed to more extreme environments, such as excessive movement from the laptop being moved around or even dropped, temperature change, etc. While these drives generally hold up very well, they are at a greater risk for failure because of their exposure to excessive motion and climate change. As with desktop drives, not all laptop drives fail because of physical issues. Sometimes the issue may be logical. In both cases, we are here to help.
Server Computer Data recovery
Most Server Computers are found in large corporate environments and some small businesses. A Server Computer does not always contain multiple drives, but most do. They are generally set up in a RAID array either for redundancy, speed, or both. Data recovery of drives within a RAID array usually involves a much more complex and time-consuming process than that of a single hard drive. In many cases, one or more drives within the RAID array have physically failed. This means that we have to perform recovery of the failed drives first, then move to the next process of de-striping the array. As stated previously, it is not always the case that there has been a physical failure with the hard drives within the array. In some cases, there may be logical or RAID issues.
External Hard Drive Recovery
An external hard drive also referred to as a portable hard drive, USB hard drive, Firewire hard drive, e-SATA hard drive, or network hard drive, usually contains either a 3.5″ or 2.5″ IDE or SATA internal hard drive. These hard drives are the same hard drives as mentioned above in the PC and Laptop Data Recovery sections. The hard drive has been placed in an external enclosure to make it portable and for easy external connectivity. Two main issues affect these drives when taking into consideration hard drive failure causes. The first is heat and ventilation. The second is excessive movement and/or dropping the drive. We receive many data recovery cases that have been the result of a dropped or knocked over external hard drive. Once again, the physical issue is not always the cause of the failure. In either case, logical or physical, we are prepared to recover your data.
Flash Media, Memory Stick, USB Stick, Thumb Drive, Compact Flash (CF), Data Recovery
Flash media contains no moving parts. This would lead you to believe that this is a more secure medium for your data, but that’s not always the case. Data Recovery from flash media can be much more difficult. In many cases with flash media, when the computer is not recognizing the drive at all when inserted, data recovery is not successful. There are exceptions to this, however. If the flash drive is recognized when inserted, but no media is found, chances of recovery may be very good. Please call us to discuss the possibilities of data recovery of flash media.
Apple Data Recovery Services If you are in need of Apple Data Recovery, then Far Out Solutions is here to recover your lost data for you. We are the leading Apple Data Recovery experts in the USA, who have been providing a nationwide data recovery service for many years. We can recover your lost data from all kinds of Apple products including Mac Computers, iPod, iPhone, and iPad. Our data recovery lab and technicians are well equipped to recover your deleted, corrupt, or damaged data from even the latest Apple products. This means that we can even provide you with The New iPad Data Recovery.
While there are several reliable free and paid tools available for other operating systems that can help even lay users recover data, the same cannot be said for Apple products. Getting an apple product fixed can be a nuisance, including data recovery and data repair. At the Far Out Solutions workshop, we offer an efficient Apple Data Recovery and repair service.
Mac OS X has many kinds of file types such as HFS, HFS+, and HFSX. HFS+ is the improved version of HFS. Due to corruption or inconsistencies, HFS+ volumes may get damaged. This can result in loss of access to data and may require performing data recovery. In such a case, it can not only be hard to recover data but even if one can recover lost files, they might not be in a proper, usable sequence. For this reason, it is not only important that data recovery is performed by a data recovery expert, but also necessary that the recovered data is re-arranged to become usable again.
Far Out Solutions technicians can not only provide you with fast and efficient Mac OS X Data Recovery, iPad Data Recovery, iPhone Data Recovery, and iPod Data Recovery but also make the data usable for you.
Apple Data Recovery Services Nationwide: You can mail in your Apple device for a high-quality and economic data recovery. Our brilliant mail-in data recovery service providers the best solution for obtaining your lost data from the convenience of your home. Once we receive your device, we will recover your data and mail back the device to you, at your premises.
Data Recovery Walk-in Service
You can also bring your device to our high-tech data recovery lab. We use a cleanroom for recovering data from drives securely and efficiently. As we perform the data recovery service ourselves, it allows us to charge a low price for the service from our customers.
Contact Us and tell us about your problem. We will provide you with a free diagnosis detailing what we will be able to recover. You will be fully aware of all your options before making a decision to proceed with the service.
PC/Desktop Computer Data Recovery
Most desktop computers contain one or more hard drives. Each hard drive usually appears as a separate drive letter when you explore My Computer on a Windows PC. The C-drive is standard for the main drive that contains the operating system. Any additional drives or other devices may be lettered accordingly, such as D, E, F, G, etc. A 3.5″ IDE or SATA drive is commonly found in a desktop PC. The majority of these hard drives are mechanical devices, which means that they contain moving parts when operating. It’s a fact that mechanical devices fail. It’s just a matter of time before they do. When a hard drive fails in your PC it can take down the whole system. Not all failed drives have a mechanical failure, but many do. Some may have logical issues rendering the data unreadable or missing. We recover data from drives with both logical and physical issues.
Flash Drive Data Recovery Services
If you have a USB Flash Drive, a CF (Compact Flash) card, an SD (Secure Digital) card, or a Solid-State Drive (SSD), we can recover your valuable data from these devices. Far Out Solutions is one of the leading data recovery labs for flash (NAND memory) based devices in the United States.
We offer FREE data recovery diagnosis on any USB memory stick, SSD, SD/CF, or other flash media.
Common problems include:
- the drive is physically damaged;
- file size shows empty (0MB);
- device shows as the unknown device;
- when you plugin, the software asks to format;
- unreadable error;
- malfunction error
Once Your Data is Recovered
Recovered data can be transferred to a removable storage device (such as an external hard drive or USB thumb drive). If you’re switching to another computer, bring it in and we can custom migrate the recovered data to it. We can even cross-platform migrate (PC to Mac or vice-versa).
Why Use Us
If your hard drive has crashed, you have suffered from a virus infection, or for some reason are being unable to access your data, then Far Out Solutions can resolve your problems. Many technicians do not have data recovery training and can ruin the chances for a successful recovery. We have years of experience: every day we are dealing with lost or deleted partitions, firmware corruption or fully formatted drives, and other disk problems. Contact us to speak to the experts or mail in your drive. We accept all types of devices, including USB, External Drive, SD Card, internal storage medium, RAID, etc.